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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2023, 14:08:13 »
Li'l li'l flowers - umbellifers can be intriguing close up. The Ground elder has very small flowers .. and when looking closer, a lot of very small beetles.   

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #91 on: May 25, 2023, 16:16:45 »
Hawthorne in full flower in spring so wonderful! A dutch name for it is 'meidoorn', which translates into 'maythorne'(lib.).

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #92 on: May 25, 2023, 16:18:26 »
Solanum lycopersicum, or tomato

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #93 on: May 26, 2023, 11:13:57 »
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #94 on: May 26, 2023, 11:34:13 »
Solanum lycopersicum, or tomato

Ahhh, the staff of life
(well, a mainstay of my life anyway)
I got my own "beefsteak-style" plants into the greenhouse a few weeks ago. Tomatillos are ready for planting out too.

If you grow too, may your garden reward you this year Fons :)

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #95 on: May 26, 2023, 11:41:14 »
Li'l li'l flowers - umbellifers can be intriguing close up. The Ground elder has very small flowers .. and when looking closer, a lot of very small beetles.   

These are pretty and so delicate!
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #96 on: May 26, 2023, 11:43:35 »
Ahhh, the staff of life
(well, a mainstay of my life anyway)
I got my own "beefsteak-style" plants into the greenhouse a few weeks ago. Tomatillos are ready for planting out too.

If you grow too, may your garden reward you this year Fons :)

Thanks Colin its been too cold actually and i got most of my tomatoes in large pots outside the greenhouse reason lack of space!
Except for growing from seed, i get a number of grafted plants for an earlier crop.

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #97 on: May 26, 2023, 19:04:45 »
Hawthorne in full flower in spring so wonderful! A dutch name for it is 'meidoorn', which translates into 'maythorne'(lib.).
Many thanks Fons - I agree! And they also spread a special scent. In danish, 'Hvidtjørn' translates into 'Whitethorn'. My understanding is that there are 3 species in Denmark.

These are pretty and so delicate!
Many thanks Akira! - glad you like them. In Denmark, many consider them a really annoying weed! However, the fresh sprouts are edible and rich in vitamins and should have a light pepper/carrot taste. I spend quite some time removing them in my backyard .. especially where they are visible and close to my neighbours gardens :o


These small blue li'l flowers are called Ærenpris in danish - Speedwell - also considered a weed I think, but here from a meadow/bogland.           

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #98 on: May 26, 2023, 19:23:18 »
Ophrys sp.

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #99 on: May 26, 2023, 19:36:58 »
Ophrys sp.

A Spider Orchid in the Apennines' grasslands
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Very special orchid, Massimo!

Small strawberry plants (Fragaria vesca - wild strawberry) with small white flowers are spreading in my backyard.

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #100 on: May 26, 2023, 22:19:49 »
Small strawberry plants (Fragaria vesca - wild strawberry) with small white flowers are spreading in my backyard.

Lovely Lars
Year ago I found some of these growing wild and the flavour of the fruit was 10x better than any "normal" strawberry
I inherited a patch in my garden when I moved house. They are "ok" but not as good as the ones I remembered :(

Meanwhile, here are my (not so) Li'l flowers
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2023, 22:26:04 »
So these are a little more little....
I think this is Valerian (please advise if correct or not)
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2023, 22:42:49 »
So these are a little more little....
I think this is Valerian (please advise if correct or not)
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Centranthus ruber Coccineus

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #103 on: May 27, 2023, 00:25:29 »
Many thanks Akira! - glad you like them. In Denmark, many consider them a really annoying weed! However, the fresh sprouts are edible and rich in vitamins and should have a light pepper/carrot taste. I spend quite some time removing them in my backyard .. especially where they are visible and close to my neighbours gardens :o


These small blue li'l flowers are called Ærenpris in danish - Speedwell - also considered a weed I think, but here from a meadow/bogland.           

Lars, thank you for the details.  I hope people to find a good use for them.  Some species seem to be valued even for medical purposes.

The blue ones are pretty, too!
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #104 on: May 28, 2023, 17:33:12 »
Cotinus coggygria

Flowers are microscopic pink filaments, when grouped the size is beyond the 10mm limit. but individually they fall within the allowed size range for lil' flowers.

In France this bush is known as l'arbre aux perruques, or Wig Tree. In Italy, L'Albero della Nebbia, or Fog Tree

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